J’Marcus Webb made 16 starts along the Raiders offensive line last season. Most of them came at right guard, a new spot for the career tackle working under offensive line coach Mike Tice.
The position shift provided a steady, yet unspectacular presence on the right that seemed to be a one-year thing. Upgrades were required there, and signing Kelechi Osemele to a big-money deal was a big one. The Raiders also have 2015 fourth-round pick Jon Feliciano in the mix, and could play right guard if the versatile Osemele ends up at left tackle.
While there was some interest in him as a reserve tackle, there wasn’t a sure spot for Webb any longer. The veteran started exploring other options, and found one on Tuesday morning.
He agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks following a Monday visit to the their facility, and announced his new affiliation on Twitter. It’s uncertain where the Seahawks want him to play.
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Webb signed with the Raiders last offseason and quickly took over first-team duties at right guard. He made 13 starts there and three more at right tackle after Austin Howard got hurt. He played 1,089 offensive snaps in total, and received $266,778 in performance-based pay for his efforts compared to relatively small paychecks.
Webb was largely inactive in two previous years before the Raiders helped resurrect his career. It stalled some after struggles at left tackle with the Chicago Bears.